Worth reflecting on. Despite all the ways I love twitter, G+, and Facebook and have gained from them, there are times that I think social media has, on the whole, done damage to my life and to my productivity.
Nice post from on how we are encouraging a culture of distraction, what the ramifications are, and what we can do about it. (via ) #mindfulness
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- you're touching on a very basic quality of the brain, its plasticity. Your brain will, over time, be good at doing what you practice. So if you practice short text, interrupts and shallow thinking, that's what it'll be great at doing. And of course vice versa; so if you're into social media, don't forget to do some serious reading as well.
Nicholas Carr covered this in a great article in Wired http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/05/ff_nicholas_carr/all/1May 30, 2012
- nonsense! There is stress associated with the increasing flow of information, but you are doing a great service in curating and propagating valuable information. Taking time out for a mind-body practice is essential, but the era of the hidden retreat of higher learning is past and it does not serve to romancify it as it CANNOT scale to 7+ billion! Blessings dear Tim.May 30, 2012
- Ha! Maybe romanticize was the word I was looking for . . . humility 101May 30, 2012
- and yet you post it on a social media site ... :)May 30, 2012
- I think it's because the "social media" phenomenon is divergent rather than convergent. It just pulls us apart in a big social gas rather than helping us find collectives. Just a fad.May 31, 2012
- Social media makes me less productive, yet helps create and cement relationships of huge personal and professional value. #socialmediaJun 2, 2012